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OXS Thunder Lite debuts as affordable Bass Pipe soundbar with Virtual Surround sound

The Thunder Lite soundbar. (Source: OXS)
The Thunder Lite soundbar. (Source: OXS)
The OXS Thunder Lite purports to deliver the "X-space Virtual Surround" tech necessary for convincing FPS gaming or content consumption in a relatively compact package thanks to a new Bass Pipe design. It also supports a range of connectivity options, comes with its own remote control and can be snapped up for just under $100 at present.

OXS' latest Thunder-series accessory is just 17.71 inches long and x 4.80 inches high, yet is touted as an ideal addition to a TV as well as a gaming desk thanks to its X-space Virtual Surround technology, not to mention the "Bass Pipe", a kind of woofer replacement that runs through the length of the soundbar and allows it to maintain its tiny footprint. 

Its potential to live under a screen other than a gaming monitor might be assured as it can use AUX, optical and S/PDIF cables as well as those for HDMI ARC (albeit not 4K) and USB-C.

The Lite can also be used either lying flat or on its side, and can even be wall-mounted to keep it in the second mode. It also supports Bluetooth 5.0, and has a remote control to enhance its wireless audio potential.

On the other hand, the Thunder Lite has only 2 "Full Range" drivers for 2.0-channel sound, and tops out at an estimated 80 watts (W) of audio power - quite unlike its Pro counterpart.

Then again, it has a recommended price of just $159 on Amazon - reduced further to $99 with a coupon check-box at the time of writing.

The OXS Thunder Lite...
The OXS Thunder Lite...
...with Bass Pipe technology. (Source: OXS)
...with Bass Pipe technology. (Source: OXS)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2024-06- 5 (Update: 2024-06- 5)